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Kuwait breaks daily COVID-19 case record for second day in a row

March 02, 2021
 Kuwait's Ministry of Health recorded on Tuesday 1,341 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, marking the highest single-day number since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. — KUNA file photo
Kuwait's Ministry of Health recorded on Tuesday 1,341 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, marking the highest single-day number since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. — KUNA file photo



KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait's Ministry of Health recorded on Tuesday 1,341 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, marking the highest single-day number since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.

The Kuwaiti health ministry also announced seven more deaths caused by complications caused by the infection over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 193,372 and virus-related fatalities to 1,092.

According to the ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, there are currently 11,161 active cases in the country out of which 160 are receiving treatment in intensive care units.

A total of 8,586 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 examinations in the country to 1,800,627, Al-Sanad said.

The ministry also announced that a total of 964 more patients have recovered from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries in the country to 181,119.

The spokesman urged citizens and expatriates alike that abiding by health precautions, mainly, following social distancing rules, is the only way to halt the spread of the virus. — SG


March 02, 2021
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